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BIOL 1902
Michael Runtz

Natural HistorySome Notes for Week 1 Natural History An observational science that involves looking at all living things Natural history knowledge is essential for assessments of ecosystems or habitats It is also one of the most enjoyable pursuits in the worldNaturalist One who studies Natural HistoryClothes must be worn and are not optionalAnimals A Kingdom that includes Birds Reptiles Amphibians Fish Mammals Insects Spiders Clams and lots of other organismsNatural Selection the driving force behind evolutionIt consists of all the selective pressures placed on plants and animals by the environment such as wind or cold or drought or by animals such as predators or even members of the same speciesThose poorly adapted do not survive to pass on their genes and those that are better adapted tend to survive and pass on their genes allowing the adaptation to persist into the future and possibly become more refinedNatural Selection was first recognized by Charles DarwinAdaptation any feature that offers a plant or animal an a
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